Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - 3.2 Combining Functions - 3.2 Exercises: 19

Answer

$5p^2$ has degree $2$; $4p$ has degree $1$; $-87$ has degree $0$; the polynomial has degree $2$.

Work Step by Step

The polynomial's degree is the same as the largest degree from any of the terms. $5p^2+4p-87$ $5p^2$ has degree $2$; $4p$ has degree $1$; $-87$ has degree $0$; the polynomial has degree $2$.
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